ORIGINAL ARTICLEA participatory evaluation project to measure SANE nursing practice and adult sexual assault patients' psychological well-beingCampbell, Rebecca Ph.D.1; Patterson, Debra MSW, MA1; Adams, Adrienne E. MA1; Diegel, Renae RN2; Coats, Sue MSW3Author Information 1Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 2BBL, CEN, CLNC, CMI-III, SANE-A, D-ABMDI, CFN, CFC, Turning Point Inc., Forensic Nurse Examiner Program 3Turning Point, Inc. Correspondence: Rebecca Campbell, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1116. Tel: 517-432-8390; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The authors thank Dr. Jen Markowitz, ND, WHNP, for her helpful comments on previous drafts of this manuscript, and the Turning Point FNEP advocates for their assistance with data collection. Journal of Forensic Nursing: March 2008 - Volume 4 - Issue 1 - p 19-28 Buy Abstract This paper describes a collaborative project between a team of researcher-evaluators and a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program to develop an evaluation survey of SANE nursing practice and patient psychological well-being. Using a participatory evaluation model, we followed a six-step process to plan and conduct an evaluation of adult sexual assault patients treated in one Midwestern SANE program. Our collaborative team developed a logic model of “empowering care,” which we defined as providing healthcare, support, and resources; treating survivors with dignity and respect; believing their stories; helping them re-instate control and choice; and respecting patients' decisions. We created a corresponding survey that can be administered to patients following exam procedures and tested it with N= 52 sexual assault victims. Results indicated that nursing practice was consistent with this empowering care philosophy as the overwhelming majority of patients reported positive psychological well-being outcomes. Implications for evaluating forensic nursing practice are discussed. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.